|Defunct Coasters||Updated: March 28, 2011|
Columbia Gardens, Butte, MT
Council Crest, Portland, OR
Hastings park, Vancouver, BC
julia davis fun depot, boise, id
Lotus Isle, Portland, OR
Luna Park, Seattle, WA
Playland, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Playland, Seattle, WA
puyallup fair, puyallup, wa
Santafair, federal way, wa
Stanley Park , Vancouver, BC
White City, Bellingham, Wa
White City, Seattle, WA
White City, Vancouver, bc
Pictured above is Happyland's Baby Dipper coaster. The ride ran from 1928-1944. The coaster was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) and was purportedly designed by Herbert P. Schmeck. Though the ride's name refers to it being a smaller scale coaster, much smaller than it's menacing neighbor the Giant Dipper, it would be considered a family size coaster by today's standards having had a height of 49 ft. Baby Dipper was dismantled in 1944 to make space for military encampments and parking during WW II.
During the annual Fair, the traveling carnival West Coast Shows (known later as West Coaster Amusements) brought the fair alive with their rides. With the addition of more rides, the park was thriving with activity. Amongst some of the rides was a Mystery House that was located under the Giant Dipper. And next to that was the Skooter. Across was a Riffle Range, and a Hamburger and Hot Dog joint. Intermingled with the rides was a Chair-O-Plane, Ferris Wheel, enclosed Carousel, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Circular Swing Ride, and of course the well loved Shoot-The-Chutes.
I am told that West Coast Shows continues to operate to this day.
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